8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newport News
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Newport News

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately El Yunque National Forest away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Juan journey planner.

Newport News, USA to San Juan is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport News to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Newport News in March, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Culebra online attractions planner.

Culebra is very close to San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

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